Cheap Dave's Home Theater


Getting Started With Inexpensive Speakers

Sometimes I get the feeling that designing a home theater is a daunting task for many people. They are so worried about getting it right that they put it off until the stars align in some magical way. When I have the money....when we finish the rec room...etc.

I have been talking to some of these people for years and they still haven't even started. Part of the Cheap Dave method is to start now with what you can afford, in fact you might already have many of the components you already need. Get the system up and running and then in the future as time and money allows you can upgrade what you feel are the weakest components, or to take advantage of some new technology or feature like Blu-Ray.

With that in mind I found this site. The Speaker Company. They have many inexpensive systems. Keep in mind that you can start small and later buy bigger or more expensive home theater speakers and your "starter" system can move to your bedroom, kids room etc.

They also have some inexpensive in-wall speakers. I have never understood why in-wall speakers should cost so much. they are speakers without boxes. Again if you start small you can always replace them with bigger speakers later.

My point isn't to say these smaller or cheaper speakers are inferior. Quite the opposite. After having them for a while you might find out that they work fine and you don't feel like you are missing anything. but you might skip the 5+ years of planning and start enjoying your home theater now.

Sometimes I get the feeling that designing a home theater is a daunting task for many people. They are so worried about getting it right that they put it off until the stars align in some magical way. When I have the money....when we finish the rec room...etc.

I have been talking to some of these people for years and they still haven't even started. Part of the Cheap Dave method is to start now with what you can afford, in fact you might already have many of the components you already need. Get the system up and running and then in the future as time and money allows you can upgrade what you feel are the weakest components, or to take advantage of some new technology or feature like Blu-Ray.

With that in mind I found this site. The Speaker Company. They have many inexpensive systems. Keep in mind that you can start small and later buy bigger or more expensive home theater speakers and your "starter" system can move to your bedroom, kids room etc.

They also have some inexpensive in-wall speakers. I have never understood why in-wall speakers should cost so much. they are speakers without boxes. Again if you start small you can always replace them with bigger speakers later.

My point isn't to say these smaller or cheaper speakers are inferior. Quite the opposite. After having them for a while you might find out that they work fine and you don't feel like you are missing anything. but you might skip the 5+ years of planning and start enjoying your home theater now.